HIV testing project serves people where they are, when they're there

June 6, 2014

On a late night at the corner of 47th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, anything can happen. If this popular hangout spot for gay, transgender, and homeless folks on Chicago's South Side could talk, it would have a lot to say. And I wanted to get in on that conversation.

As the prevention program manager for AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), it's my job to know who in Chicago needs testing, and to take testers where they are — even if it means being there at 2 a.m.

Our testers are passionate about helping individuals know their HIV status; it's an important step toward ending the epidemic. Will you help us reduce the spread of HIV by making a donation to AFC today?

This testing project aims to serve a big group of people in a small time frame — that night at 47th and King, for instance, we tested 75 people in just two hours, three of whom were HIV-positive. In total, our team has tested 4,200 people for HIV and identified 150 gay and bisexual men and trans women who are HIV-positive.

That's a great start, but we need to keep going. Your contribution keeps our testing program strong. Please donate to AFC today.

Thank you for helping us serve those communities that need it most. Together, we can make sure AFC's voice is part of the conversations about sexuality and HIV happening across Chicago.

Anthony Galloway
Prevention Program Manager, AIDS Foundation of Chicago





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